Jethro's Braindump

Neuroscience and Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement learning is similar to how humans learn:

  • Learning by trial-and-error
  • Reward is often delayed

TD errors model the activity of dopamine neurons (Schultz et al., 1997)

Bibliography

Schultz, W., Dayan, P., & Montague, P. R., A neural substrate of prediction and reward, Science, 275(5306), 1593–1599 (1997). http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.275.5306.1593

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